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Old 02-23-2018, 02:30 PM   #1
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Best Anchors for Stucc for hanging lighting


I need to string a guide wire to hang some festive lights. I need to anchor the guide wire into a stucco wall, Im not sure if I'll be able to find the stud. I don't think the load is too much and thinkng if I miss the studd I can use a toggle with an eye bolt or use two expanding screw anchors to attach pad eye straps. thoughts?
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Not bad if you have sheeting behind the stucco but if not I would not trust just stucco.
If you can get to the top 3 inches f the wall there would be double plate there. if you have 2 floors there would be a rim joist above the lower wall. Double stud beside doors and windows. Find studs from inside to aid in finding it outside.
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If it is plywood sheathing maybe Stucco is not structural and it will not hole a load. You will need to find a good backing to attach to.
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If this is temp lights, don't damage the wall. Try using several tabs of removable tape per hook. 3M or another name may be command. I think somebody in the forum suggested it. Stucco is never thick enough to hold anything. Would be easier if it is wood wall such as ply or boards. Then just a screw will be strong enough. If masonry wall, may have to drill and use anchors. But there are big risks for blind screwing into a wall. Without luck, high chance you will hit electric or water.
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It was an old house and didn't have any sheathing behind stucco. I managed to find a stud location on the inside, it was difficult because the other side of wall was the kitchen with tile and cabinets so my stud finder was uselss. I took the plate off an outlet to see which side stud was on and hoped it was on a true wall stud. I measured the distance to the kitchen window and used that to figure out where it was outside. I lucked out it was a studd and was able to put a secure eyebolt. I also got some longer eyebolts and put them in the eves so they protruded below the rain gutters, so I only needed to go into the stucco in one place.
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